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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6700K

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 2.8x higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.25 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,349 vs 408 More than 5.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much better PassMark score 11,109 vs 267 More than 41.5x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 1.68 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 1 7 more threads
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 3.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon MP 1600+

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AMD Athlon MP 1600+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon MP 1600+ vs the Intel Core i7 6700K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700K vs Athlon MP 1600+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
Athlon MP 1600+ 
Clock speed 4 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i7 6700K  vs
Athlon MP 1600+ 
Threads 8 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 180 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.61 GHz 1.68 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.77 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz 1.68 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 73.94W N/A
Intel Core i7 6700K
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